The Grand Club is a new entity in Palm Coast, formed late in 2003 when The Landmar Group and Hampton Golf purchased three courses (Matanzas Woods, Pine Lakes, and Cypress Knoll) from Ocean Hammock Resorts (Lowe) in Palm Coast, FL. The Grand Club is currently semi-private. When renovations are completed over all three courses and clubhouses (no time estimate)/ the courses will become private.
This Gary Playere course was built on wetlands. Most of the greens are small and hidden from the tee box, and require accurate tee shots to small landing areas in the fairways. The course has tree-lined fairways and high underbrush under the trees. The greens are small and most level with the fairways and not elevated. They are generally fairly flat with very little undulation. Along the side of most of the fairways there are stream beds, which are often dry. When these streams have water in them they can prove to be a hazard to deal with if your shot goes astray, for the fairways drop off to the stream beds. The signature hole is #2, a 191-yard, par 3, requiring a tee shot over a marsh to a very small green with sand bunkers left front, back and to the right.
Grand Club renovation schedule:
Cypress Course renovation - completed fall '05
Cypress clubhouse opened in '07
Pine course renovation - Completed in December '06
Pine course clubhouse renovation - Reopened in January '07
Matanzas course - closed, on indefintie hold